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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

SIXTH LECTURE.

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

The

chief purpose

was, to

eradicate

my

of

lecturing in this country-

wrong

the

that Calvinism re-

idea,

dogmatical and ecclesiastical

presented an exclusively

movement. Calvinism did not stop at a church-order, but ex-

panded in

a

in a life-system,

dogmatical construction,

zvorld-view, to

fit

and did not exhaust

velopment, Christian

but created a

and such a one as was, and

itself to

in

still

the needs of every stage of

every department of

religion

to

its

its

life.

It

energy

life

and

is,

able

human

de-

raised our

highest spiritual splendour;

it

created a church order, which became the preformation

of state

confederation

angel of science; political

scheme,

government, both

emancipated art;

which in

proved to be the guardian

it

gave

birth

it

to

propagated a constitutional

Europe and America

;

it

fostered

and industry, commerce and navigation

agriculture

put a thorough family-ties

it

;

;

it

Christian

Stamp upon

promoted through

its

;

it

home-life and

high moral standard

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 235

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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